Supawadee Lee

Supawadee Lee

Assistant Professor
Founding Program Director Occupational Therapy
College of Health Professions
College of Health Professions
Westchester
L23D
Lienhard Hall

Biography

Faculty Bio

Dr. Lee is chairperson and assistant professor of the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Health Professions, Pace University at the Pleasantville campus. She is also the founding director of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program (MSOT), which is the first blended (hybrid) weekday OT program in NY. Dr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Chiang Mai University and a Master of Science degree in Anatomy from Mahidol University, Thailand. She received her Master of Arts degree in Advanced Occupational Therapy in Developmental Disabilities/Pediatrics and a Ph.D. degree in Advanced Occupational Therapy, both from New York University. Prior to joining Pace CHP faculty in summer 2017, Dr. Lee had taught in Occupational Therapy programs at all levels including BS/MS, MA, OTD, and PhD for nearly 20 years in both traditional and blended formats. She had served as an exam item writer for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) for 7 years. Dr. Lee's research interests are in the areas of visual perception, handwriting, and mobile technology in children with special needs. She has published her studies in peer- reviewed journals and presented at state, national, and international professional conferences. Dr. Lee's clinical focus has been Pediatric Occupational Therapy. She currently maintains her clinical practice as a pediatric occupational therapist and evaluator in NYC. Dr. Lee is certified in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services (USC/WPS).

Awards and Honors

  • American Occupational Therapy Association Academic Leadership Institute, 2020, Credentialed Leader in Academia
  • Pace University, 2020, Technology Grant for Instructional Innovation
  • Pace University, 2018, Scholarly Research Grant
  • Pace University, 2017, Kenan Award
  • Long Island University, 2014, Faculty Development Funds
  • Long Island University, 2013, Faculty Development Funds
  • Long Island University, 2012, Faculty Development Funds
  • Gannon University, 2006, President's Award for Excellence in Educational Technology
  • Gannon University, 2005, Faculty Development Program Grant in Educational Technology
  • New York University, 2002, Visiting Professorship
  • New York University, 2000, Teaching Assistantship
  • New York University, 1999, Teaching Assistantship
  • Thailand, 1996, Royal Government Scholarship
  • Anatomy Association of Thailand, 1993, Scientific Presentation Award
  • Thailand, 1991, University Development Corporation Scholarship

Licensures and Certificates

  • NY, NY OT License # 014392
  • University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services (USC/WPS), Sensory Integration Certification # 2475
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, NBCOT Certification # 1066396

Education

BS, Chiang Mai University
Occupational Therapy

MA, New York University, New York
Advanced Occupational Therapy in Developmental Disabilities/Pediatrics

MS, Mahidol University
Anatomy

PhD, New York University, New York
Advanced Occupational Therapy

Research and Creative Works

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Implementation of 3D Printing Technology in Fabricating Orthoses in Occupational Therapy
Lee, S. 2020. Technology Grant for Instructional Innovation, Pace University, $1,000.00. Funded.

Mobile Applications for Promoting and Evaluating Visual Perceptual Skills in Preschool Children With Special Needs
Lee, S. C. 2018 - 2019. Pace University, $2,996.25. Funded.

Childhood Lupus Aquatics Program: CLAP
Lee, S. C. & Foo, W. Health and Wellness Institute: Long Island University, Other, $3,000.00. Funded.

The Developmental Enhancement, Monitoring and Screening Program for Families at Risk: The DEMS program
Lee, S. C., Coffin, D., Gropack, S. & Ronan, M. Health and Wellness Institute: Long Island University$3,000.00. Funded.

A Comparison of Computer-based and Therapeutic Practice Interventions on Improving Visual Motor Abilities of Preschoolers with Autism
Lee, S. C. Long Island University$4,000.00. Funded.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Virtual Lab
Lee, S. Gannon University$1,500.00. Funded.

The Effect of Computer-based Intervention and Traditional Individual Intervention On Enhancing Visual Perception of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Lee, S. C. Gannon University$4,574.00. Funded.

Play Development in Typical Children and Children With Mental Retardation
Lee, S. C. Chiang Mai University$1,500.00. Funded.

The Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Program in Improving Social Skills of Children with Autism
Lee, S. C. Chiang Mai University$1,200.00. Funded.

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Enhancing Professionalism Among OT Students: The Culture of Professionalism
Reiter, K. L., Helgeson, L. & Lee, S. C. (2018). Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. Vol 2 (Issue 3) , pages 1-15.

Mobile applications for promoting visual perceptual skills: A systematic review
Lee, S., Zhang, Z. & Rodriguez, A. (2018).

The effect of a community-based program on the development of at-risk preschoolers
Lee, S. C. (2015). Vol 69

Addressing children's handwriting and visual perceptual difficulties using iPad applications in occupational therapy practice
Lee, S. C. (2013). Vol 1

The effect of computer-based intervention on enhancing visual perception of preschool children with autism: A single subject design study
Lee, S. C., Grey, C., Gurfinkel, M., Leb, O., Stern, V. & Sytner, G. (2013). Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Vol 6 , pages 31-43.

Inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity of the preschool play scale with preschool children with autism spectrum disorders
Lee, S. C. & Hinojosa, J. (2010). Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Vol 3 (Issue 2) , pages 154 -167.

The Effect of Chaining Techniques on Dressing Skills of Children with Moderate Mental Retardation: A Single-Subject Design Study
Lee, S. C., Muccio, B. E. & Osborne, N. L. (2009). Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Vol 2 (Issue 3) , pages 178-192.

A frame of reference for reversal errors in handwriting (A Historical Review of visual-perceptual theory)
Lee, S. C. (2006). Vol 13 (Issue 1) , pages 1-4.

How to treat children with attention deficit/hyperactive disorders
Lee, S. C. (2002). Thai Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 7 , pages 6-9.

Shifts in parent-therapist partnerships: Twelve years of change
Hinojosa, J., Sproat, C., Lee, S. C. & Anderson, J. (2002). American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 56 , pages 556-563.

Thai pediatric occupational therapists’ attitude toward parents’ involvement in occupational therapy processes
Lee, S. C. (2002). Thai Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 7 , pages 23-30.

Addressing sensory issues in children
Lee, S. C. (2001). Addressing sensory issues in children.Chiang Mai , Thailand : Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences Press.

Gravitational insecurity in children
Lee, S. C. (2001). Thai Journal of Occupational Therapy. Vol 6 , pages 7-10.

Presentations

Pediatric OTs' Experience in Using Mobile Applications in Practice
Lee, S. (2020, April). AOTA’s 2020 Virtual Conference Series | Ideas and Connections. Redefined. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Mobile Applications for Promoting Visual Perceptual Skills: A Systematic Review
Lee, S. C. (2018, July). RESNA's 2018 Annual Conference. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA),

Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) and Academic Performance of Occupational Therapy Students
Lee, S. C. (2018, April). 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Sensory Processing Abilities and Activities of Daily Living Skills in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lee, S. C. (2018, April). 2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Effects of Sensorimotor Activities on Sensory Processing Abilities in Children
Lee, S. C. (2017, October). The NJOTA’s 2017 Annual Conference. New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association,

Adaptive Equipment in Occupational Therapy
Lee, S. C. (2015, July). Summer Honor Institute. Long Island University

The Effect of a Community-based Program on the Development of At-risk Preschoolers
Lee, S. C. (2015, April). The 95th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Childhood Lupus Aquatic Program (CLAP)
Lee, S. C. (2014, June). The 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists . World Federation of Occupational Therapists,

The Developmental Enhancement, Monitoring, and Screening Program for Families at Risk (the DEMS Program)
Lee, S. C. (2014, June). The 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists . World Federation of Occupational Therapists,

Introduction to the Profession of Occupational Therapy for Health Science Students
Lee, S. C. (2013, October). Long Island University

Enhancing Children’s Handwriting and Visual Perceptual Skills Using iPad Applications in Occupational Therapy Practice
Lee, S. C. (2013, August). The 7th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology,

Creating and Using Rubrics on Blackboard
Lee, S. C. (2013, April). Long Island University

Introduction to the Profession of Occupational Therapy for Health Science Students
Lee, S. C. (2012, November). Long Island University

Constructing Effective Multiple Choice Test Items
Lee, S. C. (2012, April). Long Island University

Computer-based Visual Perceptual Intervention and Preschool Children with Autism
Lee, S. C. (2012, February). The Pacific Rim Special Education Research Consortium Conference. Santa Barbara, CA.

Principles of Sensory Integration Theory and Practice
Lee, S. C. (2010, November). NYSOTA Conference. New York Occupational Therapy Association,

Understanding Autism: Neurological Perspectives and Issues Related to Occupational Therapy
Lee, S. C. (2010, November). NYSOTA Conference. New York Occupational Therapy Association,

Incorporating Computer-Based Program in OT Intervention for Children with Visual Perceptual Deficits and Children with Handwriting Difficulties
Lee, S. C. (2010, April). The 90th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

The Effect of a Computer-Based Intervention Program on Visual Perceptual Skills of Preschool Children With Autism
Lee, S. C. (2010, April). The 90th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Effect of Labeling and Distinctive Features of Objects on Recognition and Categorization of Preschoolers With Developmental Disabilities
Lee, S. C. (2009, April). The 89th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

The Association Between Visual Perception And Handwriting Abilities In Children With And Without Handwriting Difficulties In Grades 1 – 3
Lee, S. C. (2009, April). The 89th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Play Assessment in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs
Lee, S. C. (2007, September). The NATTAP Conference. The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs ,

Reliability and Validity of the Preschool Play Scale (Revised) with Preschool Children with Autism
Lee, S. C. (2007, April). The 87th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Chaining Techniques and Dressing Skills of Children with Moderate Mental Retardation
Lee, S. C. (2006, April). The 86th AOTA Annual Conference & Expo. American Occupational Therapy Association,

Addressing Sensory Issues in Children
Lee, S. C. (2001, November). OT Annual Conference. Chiang Mai University and Occupational Therapy Association of Thailand,

The Effectiveness of Verbal Labeling and Highlighting of the Distinctive Features of Objects for Enhancing Visual Discrimination of Preschoolers with Developmental Disabilities
Lee, S. C. (1998, May). New York University,

Children’s Development: 0-5 years and Developmental Screening
Lee, S. C. (1996, February). Chiang Mai University,

Children’s Development: 0-5 years and Developmental Screening
Lee, S. C. (1995, February). Chiang Mai University,

Children’s Development: 0-5 years and Developmental Screening
Lee, S. C. (1994, February). Chiang Mai University,

Microvasculature of Dorsal Root Ganglia in the Common Tree Shrew (Tupaia Glis)
Lee, S. C. (1993, April). Anatomy Annual Conference. Anatomy Association of Thailand,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Alpha Eta Society
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Occupational Therapy Association

College Service

  • College of Health Professions Evidence-based Practice Poster Day Planning Committee College of Health Professions Evidence-based Practice Poster Day Planning Committee [Committee Member]
  • College of Health Professions IPE/P Ad-Hoc Committee College of Health Professions IPE/P Ad-Hoc Committee [Committee Member]

University Service

  • Westchester Scholarly Research Committee [Committee Member]

Professional Service

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): The Academic Education Special Interest Section (AESIS) New Educator Mentorship Program [Mentor]